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Poster: WillCo Date: Dec 20, 2011 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: End of the Year Head Count

A cousin (-in-law) of mine lives near South Warnborough, Hampshire, if that's anywhere close. Loves the Dead, though too busy and sensible probably to indulge in this level of obsession. Really nice guy, maybe I could ease him in here someday.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Dec 21, 2011 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: End of the Year Head Count

I used to work with a girl who's Dad was a big deadhead, and I think she said her parents went on a couple or few tours back in the 80s, and that's about when she was born - 87ish? She said her dad played a tape in the delivery room when she was born, but she couldn't remember what song was on.. ha ha. Her folks split up, but she said her dad lived near Basingstoke, - which is the main city close to South Warnborough. I never met the guy and lost touch with that girl, who was from outside of Winchester. She is probably about 22 now, that was a few years ago. Is someone from Durham considered Jeordie? or is it just Newcastle?

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Poster: WillCo Date: Dec 21, 2011 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: End of the Year Head Count

I don't believe it's the same guy, so maybe there are TWO Hants Deadheads out there. If it is him then he's kept the existence of that daughter very quiet; it would come as a bit of a shock to my cousin.

Durham people don't think of themselves as Geordies (strictly Newcastle, though only about 15 miles away). I say "they" because I'm a bit of a nomad as far as England is concerned (London, Wiltshire, Suffolk, Newcastle, and Durham for the last 20 years). If we're talking football, Durham's closest big teams, and sworn enemies, are Newcastle and Sunderland. A Newcastle win would cheer me up, but they lost again tonight.

Happy holiday!